So, in a couple of seconds, I took the decision to continue without language, hoping that that idea would have work. Instead of trying to explain to them why they should have tried to calm down, I chose to use my most powerful “tool” to engage them: music!
Parents are fundamental during children development so it’s really important to have them on board during the sessions, enjoying the music activities as much as their children. They are their children’s reference so everything they do is an example for their children.
Quando è stanco, come oggi, non c’è possibilità di interagire con lui attraverso il linguaggio. Nemmeno lo sguardo è più presente. Quando è stanco come oggi mi sembra di non conoscerlo, di non aver mai lavorato con lui e di aver perso tutti i progressi fatti insieme. Devo immediatamente cambiare modalità di comunicazione e l’unico linguaggio che ci connette è quello sonoro.
We can say that music moves the child even before the child knows it. Children move unconsciously, in a space that is specially created for their freedom to experiment.
In a non-verbal context such as a music lesson that follows the Gordon’s MLT principles, body language becomes very important. Every glance, small movement or smile becomes a way of communicating with the children.
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